|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey:
Carley had climbed Mont Blanc and she had seen the Matterhorn, but they had
never struck such amaze and admiration from her as these twin peaks of her
"What mountains are those?" she asked a passer-by.
"San Francisco Peaks, ma'am," replied the man.
"Why, they can't be over a mile away!" she said.
"Eighteen miles, ma'am," he returned, with a grin. "Shore this Arizonie air
"How strange," murmured Carley. "It's not that way in the Adirondacks."
She was still gazing upward when a man approached her and said the stage
for Oak Creek Canyon would soon be ready to start, and he wanted to know if
The Call of the Canyon
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
have not missed me since that time we were separated
by the charging thag within the arena?"
"'That time'," he repeated. "Why man, I have but just
returned from the arena! You reached here almost
as soon as I. Had you been much later I should indeed
have been worried, and as it is I had intended
asking you about how you escaped the beast as soon
as I had completed the translation of this most
"Perry, you ARE mad," I exclaimed. "Why, the Lord only knows
how long I have been away. I have been to other lands,
At the Earth's Core
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Cavalry General by Xenophon:
II. xxi. p. 263; K. F. Hermann, 152, 19; Martin, op. cit. p. 341.
But to proceed. In order to create a spirit of obedience in your
subordinates, you have two formidable instruments; as a matter of
plain reason you can show them what a host of blessings the word
discipline implies; and as a matter of hard fact you can, within the
limits of the law, enable the well-disciplined to reap advantage,
while the undisciplined are made to feel the pinch at every turn.
 "The one theoretic, the other practical."
But if you would rouse the emulation of your phylarchs, if you would
stir in each a personal ambition to appear at the head of his own
squadron in all ways splendidly appointed, the best incentive will be